Estonia Gets US Patent, Its First Since Seceding from Soviet Union

Jul 21 2010 - 13:45

The Estonian Tallinn University of Technology (TTÜ) has received a US patent for a materials study method that helps identify the properties of substances, materials, and structures on the basis of an electrical simulation signal.

As the Baltic Business News (BBN) reports, human cells, cell cultures, tissues, and organs are among the structures that could be studied by using this method as it makes it possible to observe the restoration of circulation in tissues after operations.

TTÜ professor Mart Min, one of the authors of this invention, said that this is probably the first US patent for an Estonian invention since the country seceded from the Soviet Union in 1991. Min also stated that agreements had been concluded with a few companies for the preparation of the invention for serial production that will cost approximately EUR 640,000 (USD 814,000).

The ELIKO technology development centre, an independent state-supported research organization established by TTÜ and private companies in 2004, has already started developing medical instruments necessary for this invention to be put into use.

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Source: Baltic Business News

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